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Houston probate judge removed

A way to get a new judge Rick Casey ( April 8, 2008 Houston Chronicle Some people just won’t take no for an answer. Three years ago I wrote about some strange rulings by Harris County probate Judge Michael Wood during a trial involving millionaire businessman Robert Alpert, formerly of Houston. The typical nasty Keep Reading…


Woman gets one year in prison

Madison Twp. resident stole from 86-year-old woman with dementia Tracey Read ( April 1, 2008 (Willoughby, Ohio) She’s been a farmer, an accountant for the Lake County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and a cook for Progressive Insurance Corp. founder Peter B. Lewis.  She had no prior criminal record, does not Keep Reading…


Follow-up on NYC guardian abuse

NYC Fox 5 reporter Mary Garofalo provides a follow-up to her February special investigation piece which exposed several hideous Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) cases via guardian abuse.  These IRA situations took place with complete complicity from the New York court system.  Two of the featured subjects have broken free from their “guardianship captivity,” but recovery Keep Reading…


Big stomach = little chance to avoid dementia?

Larger belly in mid-life increases risk of dementia American Academy of Neurology March 25, 2008 People with larger stomachs in their 40s are more likely to have dementia when they reach their 70s, according to a study published in the March 26, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Keep Reading…


Probate abuse via unwanted guardianship

How an unwanted guardianship cost a firefighter his freedom and his fortune Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman March 22, 2008 The Free Press Norman Baker is an American hero who has been detained against his will for more than three years. His “crime”: owning too much property.  His sentence: a court-appointed guardianship on the Keep Reading…

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